Tag: United Nations

[Transcript & Video] Pres. Obama Delivers a Powerful Speech at the U.N.

U.S. will do what is necessary to secure freedom for generations to come, President Obama tells the U.N. Highlights: President Barack Obama sought to rally the world and especially Muslim countries to join the American fight against ISIS militants a “network of death” that “must be destroyed”. “No God condones this terror,” he told the…

UN: Syria biggest humanitarian emergency of our era

More than three million Syrians have fled the civil war ravaging their country to become refugees – a million of them in the past year alone, the United Nations said. “Syria’s intensifying refugee crisis will today surpass a record three million people,” the UN’s refugee agency said in a statement on Friday, adding that the…

UN ‘extremely alarmed’ at ‘hundreds of deaths in Iraq’

UN ‘extremely alarmed’ at ‘hundreds of deaths in Iraq’ United Nations Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay said the UN was “extremely alarmed” by the impact of the Islamist takeover of several cities in Iraq on the civilian population. Pillay said the UN was alarmed by reports that the number of people killed in summary executions…

Pentagon: US to send aircraft carrier, Navy ships to Philippines

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the USS George Washington aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to head to the Philippines, the Department of Defense announced Monday. The aircraft carrier, which holds 5,000 sailors and more than 80 aircraft, is currently in Hong Kong for a port visit. The crew is being recalled early…

Rouhani To UN: Iran Is Not A Threat

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that his country poses no threats to the world. He called sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy “violent — pure and simple.” During his first address to the world body, Rouhani said he is prepared to engage in “time-bound” talks to solve dispute…

InfoGraphic: Sarin Chemical Warfare Nerve Agent

Relatively quick full page infographic on Sarin. The graphic may be a little weak in concept, but the information held within is excellent and scary as hell. Invisible, odorless and colourless – Sarin in vapour form can kill you dead within a single minute of exposure. While you are still wondering why your head hurts…